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Google launched question hub for US publishers

Google Question Hub, accessible at , is  now open for US-based publishers  to sign up for. In 2018, Google launched Question Hub in regions where the company found it did not have enough content in its search index to answer searchers’ questions. Google then started  showing this box to searchers  last year but told us it was for  COVID related queries , but it was much broader than COVID queries. What is Question Hub?  Google  says  “Question Hub is a tool that enables creators to create richer content by leveraging unanswered questions. Question Hub collects these unanswered user questions and surfaces them to bloggers, writers, and content creators like you.” It is basically a way for Google to enable searchers to tell it that the search results provided are not answering the query. Then, Google takes those questions and feeds them to publishers, who, in turn, can create content that does answer the query. Now available to US publishers.  Previously, Goog

How to Add Google AdSense Ads on WordPress AMP Pages

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to add AdSense ads on AMP pages when running WordPress websites or blogs. Google AdSense is a program that allows webmasters and anyone who runs a website or blog to earn income by adding AdSense ads to their pages. When your users visit your pages and interact with ads on your pages, you get a chance to earn some money from these ads. The more users you have, the more you may be able to earn. It is easy to put AdSense ads units on regular WordPress pages. To do that, simply copy the ads unit provided when you logon to your AdSense account and create a new ad unit. Then paste the codes on any of your pages and in no time, ads should begin appearing. However, if you’re running AMP pages, the process isn’t that simple. To add AdSense on AMP pages, you’ll have to do it differently. The AMP Project is an open-source initiative that aims to make the web faster. If you’re running a WordPress blog or website and want to rank better

Why you shouldn't buy backlinks?

Buying backlinks is a practice which you may have heard of, but you might not know whether you should do it. Buying backlinks is a Black Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) technique — a way of cheating or misleading Google and other search engines so that your website is ranked higher than it deserves to. If you buy backlinks directly, you’re not doing off-page SEO right. If you pay for a service which helps you to generate exposure, awareness of your brand, and backlinks, that’s a little different. The idea that you can buy quality backlinks is also a popular one, but a backlink which is paid for directly has little to no quality in eyes of most search engines. Why You Should Not Buy Backlinks It’s a practice seen less and less on the internet, but directly paying for someone to link to your website is still done in some dark corners of the internet. Ever seen this advert before? Or perhaps something like it? Advertisement to buy high domain authority links Avoid this pop-up

What is shared hosting

Shared hosting definition Shared hosting  is a type of web hosting where a single physical server hosts multiple sites. Many users utilize the resources on a single server, which keeps the costs low. Users each get a section of a server in which they can host their website files. Shared servers can hosts hundreds of users. Each customer using the shared hosting platform’s server has access to features like databases, monthly traffic, disk space, email accounts, FTP accounts and other add-ons offered by the host. System resources are shared on-demand by customers on the server, and each gets a percentage of everything from RAM and CPU, and other elements such as the single MySQL server, Apache server, and mail server. Shared hosting offers the most cost-effective way to get a site online since the costs of maintaining a server are split among all the users. This style of hosting is best suited for a small website or blog that doesn’t require advanced configurations or high bandwidth. Si

Getting Started with Shared Hosting

The following article will get familiar with your new Shared Hosting account, including the Account Center, our world-renowned support department, and the rest of the tools that come with your new service. Advanced Support can help!Need assistance with your server, including migrating your site? Additional assistance is available via Advanced Support, our premium services division. For more information on what Advanced Support can do for you, please click here. Account Center The Account Center is the main secure interface to manage your domain and Shared Hosting. This is how you will log into your Media Temple account and manage your various services. For information on the basic functions of the Account Center, please see: First Time Setup The following will give you a quick run-through of setting up your service after first purchasing Shared Hosting. Log into the Media Temple Account Center. Click on the ADMIN button associated to your Shared Hosting server. If this is your first t

Google’s Mueller on Shared Hosting and Ranking Impact

A recent SEO study set out to discover if there was a negative impact on ranking on sites that were on shared hosting. Google’s John Mueller offered his opinion of the test results. Research on Web Hosting and Ranking An SEO company set out to do a long term study on whether shared hosting negatively affects rankings. The study authors reveal they created the study from concern of “potentially harmful SEO effects” from shared hosting.: “Concerned about the potentially harmful SEO effects that hosting a website on one of these shared hosting options could have on the websites of thousands of business owners, we decided to run a technical SEO experiment to find out what effect, if any, it had.” The idea they were testing is if low-cost hosting attracts low-quality websites that can negatively impact other sites hosted on the same server. The report authors suggest that Google could use the presence of spammy sites on a shared server as a negative quality signal because they were all in t

Why Pinterest and Google are More Connected than Brands Realize

Did you know that Pinterest and Google have similarities? And that it affects how brands use the platform? Most marketers consider Pinterest to be a social media platform. Google, on the other hand, is a search engine. So, what is the connection between such differing channels? More than you realize. If you want to create a Pinterest strategy that works, you need to keep that connection in mind. We explain how. How Pinterest and Google Intersect Pinterest doesn’t have the same timeline layout that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram do—posts on Pinterest are displayed according to one’s interests, rather than the time they are shared. Content that is years old could appear on a user’s timeline because of other posts that they viewed, clicked on, or searched for. That is where the functionality of Pinterest begins to mirror Google’s. Your aim should be to rank on keywords on Pinterest, just as you would do on Google. For each piece of visual content that you share on Pinterest, create a ke